Wildfire flares up outside Kremmling
Update 9:15 a.m. Tuesday: The wildfire “laid down” overnight with cooling temperatures and rising humidity setting in following a heavy aerial attack on the flames Monday afternoon and evening, according to a Bureau of Land Management spokesperson.
Officials are working to produce a more detailed update, but today’s high of 85 degrees, along with dry conditions and 5-10 mph winds gusting up to 15 mph are not expected to aid firefighting efforts.
Update 4 p.m.: A wildland fire that broke out near Kremmling and Grand County’s shared border with Summit County is now around 30 acres with no containment.
According to an update from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, the fire has reached 30 acres in size and is burning on National Forest lands in Summit County. The fire is not currently contained.
There are structures located about 1/4 mile from the fire. No evacuations have been issued.
Further updates will come from the National Forest Service.
Updated 3:20 p.m.: Grand County authorities are responding to a roughly 10 acre wildland fire near Grand County’s borders with Summit with smoke visible from Kremmling.
Fire crews responded to the fire in the Dice Hill area around 1 p.m. Monday after reports of smoke came in from Trough Road.
Both hand crews and aerial water drops are being used to try and douse the flames, according to the Bureau of Land Management, which also responded to the fire.
Summit County units are also responding to the blaze, according to Grand County’s Office of Emergency Management. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is helping to contact campers in the area and encourage them to leave the area.
No official evacuation orders have been issued.
The Office of Emergency Management is asking that people stay clear of the area. Dispatch is also requesting that people not call to report smoke in the area since crews are already responding.
This breaking news report will be updated when more information becomes available.
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